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Can social media and press freedom coexist?

Asia News Network writers look at the tensions between social media and press freedom. Here are excerpts.

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The Japan News, Japan

Twitter has decided to accept an offer from Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla, a major US manufacturer of electric automobiles, to buy the US social media company for about US$44 billion (S$60.5 billion).

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